lull·a·by || 'lʌləbaɪ n. soothing song sung to children at bedtime v. lull with a lullaby, sing lullaby to an infant

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  • lullaby — /lul euh buy /, n., pl. lullabies, v., lullabied, lullabying. n. 1. a song used to lull a child to sleep; cradlesong. 2. any lulling song. v.t. 3. to lull with or as with a lullaby. [1550 60; equiv. to lulla, lulla(y), interj. used in cradlesongs …   Universalium

  • lullaby — noun (plural lullabies) a soothing song sung to send a child to sleep. verb (lullabies, lullabying, lullabied) rare sing to sleep. Origin C16: from lull + bye bye, a sound used as a refrain in lullabies …   English new terms dictionary

  • lullaby — /ˈlʌləbaɪ / (say luluhbuy) noun (plural lullabies) 1. the utterance lullaby or a song containing it; a cradlesong. 2. any lulling song. –verb (t) (lullabied, lullabying) 3. to lull with or as with a lullaby. {Middle English interjection lulla!… …   Australian English dictionary

  • lullaby — [lul′ə bī΄] n. pl. lullabies [< lulla (< ME), echoic + by, as in BYE BYE] 1. a song for lulling a baby to sleep; cradlesong 2. music for this vt. lullabied, lullabying to lull with or as with a lullaby …   English World dictionary

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